Local Healing for a Global Church

Local Healing for a Global Church

A few days ago our nation remembered a grim day in its history. On Sunday, March 7, thousands from across the nation gathered in Selma, Alabama, to commemorate a Sunday 50 years earlier, one that would become known as “Bloody Sunday.” The events of that fateful day when police attacked hundreds of peaceful activists marching across the Edmund Pettu

Separate Conferences and a Lesson from Rwanda

Separate Conferences and a Lesson from Rwanda

In the space of 100 days, more than a million Tutsi and moderate Hutu died during the bloody Rwandan genocide of 1994. In the aftermath of such horrors, the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Rwanda faced the daunting task of helping church members forgive and reconcile with the killers, some of whom were church leaders. Was the church going to elect

Skeletons from the Past

Skeletons from the Past

Seventh-day Adventism in visible origin is a white, Anglo church. We see this by looking at its founders and early leaders. However, the theological foundation upon which the church was built is anything but Anglo; truth by nature is culturally blind. As this truth spread across cultural boundaries, the diversity of its believers increased. In resp

. . . Not As I Do

. . . Not As I Do

On April 10, 1944, The General Conference Committee held its Spring Meeting in the convention room of the Hotel Stevens in Chicago, IL. Gathered along with the committee were the North American Division’s local conference presidents, union treasurers and auditors, college presidents, and "colored representatives who were members of a large committe